The Sword Art Online anime tells the story of Kazuto Kirigaya, a young gamer who is trapped in a virtual world called Aincrad alongside thousands of other players. In Aincrad, players must fight their way through 100 floors of enemies in order to escape.
Kazuto and his friends quickly learn that the only way to escape Aincrad is to clear all 100 floors. To do this, they must form a guild called «Knights of the Blood» and start working their way through the floors.
As the story progresses, we learn more about the characters and their motivations for being in Aincrad. We also see how the game affects them mentally and emotionally.
The following is a list of the popular characters in Sword Art Online:
- Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito): The main protagonist of the series. Kirito is a skilled player who quickly becomes one of the strongest in Aincrad. He joins «Knights of the Blood» and helps clear many floors. However, he is often reckless and impulsive, which gets him into trouble.
- Asuna Yuuki (Asuna): The second-in-command of «Knights of the Blood». Asuna is a skilled fighter who uses her speed to her advantage. She is also very kind and caring, which makes her popular with the other members of the guild.
- Akihiko Kayaba (Heathcliff): The creator of Sword Art Online. Heathcliff is a powerful player who is able to clear all 100 floors by himself. He is also the leader of «Knights of the Blood».
- Rika Shinozaki (Lisbeth): A blacksmith who makes weapons and armor for the guild. Lisbeth is a strong and independent woman who doesn’t take kindly to being bossed around.
- Keiko Ayano (Silica): A young girl who joins «Knights of the Blood». Silica is petite and cute, which makes her popular with the other members of the guild. However, she is also very naive and easily manipulated.
- Suguha Kirigaya (Leafa): Kirito’s cousin who lives in the same house as him. Suguha is a skilled gamer who plays an MMO called ALfheim Online. She has feelings for Kirito but doesn’t know how to express them.
Sword Art Online Characters Birthdays
- April 9 – Lady Alice
- April 10 – Eugeo
- April 19 – Leefa
- April 20 – Llenn
- May 18 – Lisbeth- Rika Shinozaki
- May 23 – Yuuki – Yuuki Konno
- July 29 – Yuuna – Yuuna Shigemura
- August 21 – Sinon – Shino Asada
- September 30 – Asuna – Asuna Yuuki
- October 4 – Silica – Keiko Ayano
- October 7th – Kirito – Kirigaya Kazuto